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Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 613/614

 
 

Obverse

Herakleios to left and Herakleios Constantine to right standing, each wearing crown with cross and holding globus cruciger in right hand.

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Reverse

with |Ν|Ν|Ο in left field, and ΙΙ|ΙΙ in right field.

Exergue

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Obverse

Herakleios to left and Herakleios Constantine to right standing, each wearing crown with cross and holding globus cruciger in right hand.

[     ]-ΑΛCNCTO

Reverse

with |Ν|Ν|Ο in left field, and ΙΙ|ΙΙ in right field.

Exergue

 CHEN

Accession number BZC.2013.003.14
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 613/614
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 8.03 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative follis of class IV (1) (Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine) minted in northern Syria under Persian rule.

H. Pottier, “Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630): Complément,” 460, no. 20.4 (citing this coin from Elsen auction 101, 13th June 2009, lot 332—the first of the lot).

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013